Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with opportunities for undergraduates you won't find anywhere else.

University of Alberta campus

What Makes Us Great?

We are located in the heart of this great city—one of Canada's youngest and fastest-growing cities. Discover how to beat the cold, and have fun!
Student life
We’re social! Experience the fun events happening on campus or find a niche club to join. Either way, we’ll keep you busy after class!
Work experience
We hustle⁠—especially when it comes to getting a jump start on our careers. You’ll find a work experience opportunity in all our faculties—whether it’s a co-op, practicum, or internship!
We are world leaders in research! And it’s never too early to get in on the next groundbreaking discovery. Find out how you can get involved as an undergraduate student.
Study abroad
We want to see more of the world! We have 300+ programs in 40 countries, where will you go?
Student stories
We are home to students from across Canada and around the world, learn more about them.
Campus choices
We have a Francophone campus and a Liberal Arts campus in Camrose Alberta, learn more about these options.
Residence choices
Dorm rooms, dining halls and dodgeball tournaments, are just some of the perks to living on-campus.

Reputation and Rankings

Start Here

As a UAlberta student, you can go anywhere. The most important thing is to start – in the lab, in the field, or wherever your passion takes you.

Top 5 in Canada

The U of A consistently ranks among the Top 5 universities in Canada. According to the 2020 QS World University Rankings, the U of A placed fourth nationally, and 37th among the best 183 post-secondary institutions in North America.

Top 100 in the world

CWUR 2019/20 rankings places the U of A in the Top 100 universities in the world. The U of A is also amongst the top 90 universities, in NTU’s world ranking of research output and the resulting impact. We are leading the way in agriculture, medicine and social sciences research.

Design Your Degree

You should start by finding out what majors and minors your program offers in our program listings, and then you could further amplify your degree by exploring some of the following options:

Do it with Honors

Consider an Honors program if you plan to pursue graduate-level studies, research, or an academic career. Look for Honors degrees in our program listing.

Combine degrees

Keen to pursue more than one passion? Earn two degrees in just five years! Look for Combined degrees in our program listing.

Start a business

With our eHUB business incubator, you don't have to choose between earning a degree and pursuing your startup dreams.

Serve the community

Work for a non-profit organization on a community project while earning course credits as part of the Community Service Learning (CSL) program.

Learn to Lead

Enhance your degree and gain leadership skills at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.